The start of free agency is as good of a time as ever to upgrade an NFL team. The Philadelphia Eagles went on a spending spree two offseasons ago, acquiring six players that had at one point made a Pro Bowl or been voted All-Pro.
The Eagles haven’t so much as had a winning season since those signings, perhaps learning the hard way that championships can’t be bought.
New head coach Chip Kelly has a tough task ahead of him. There’s the question of whether his offense will translate to the NFL level, and if Nick Foles can run his system. There’s the awful secondary that directly led to a 4-12 season. And there’s the fact that the Eagles have a lot of holes in their roster, significant holes that led to 11 losses in 12 games down the stretch.
Free agency has a talented list of players set to earn a big paycheck. The top 30 are all going to be highly sought-after, and the Eagles will assuredly have interest in a handful of them. The following breaks down each available player in the top 30, and whether the Eagles should consider signing him.